Gecko-based Browsers for MacOS X Content Spoofing

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2169


The remote host is vulnerable to a Script Injection attack.


The remote host appears to be running a Gecko-based browser under the MacOS X operating system. It could be Mozilla, Camillo, Netscape or Firefox. This version of the software is vulnerable to a content spoofing issue because of a flaw in the third-party plug-in management. An attacker may write a malicious plug-in (or a Java applet) that may misrepresent or spoof the content of a alternate tab.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 2169

File Name: 2169.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/27

Modified: 2016/12/06

Dependencies: 1769

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C


Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.3


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:gecko

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1753

BID: 11059